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Jo nahin ho sakta hai, wahi to karna hai...

Kabir Khan (Shahrukh Khan) knows what it's like to come back from the dead. The ex Indian Captain has now come back in the avatar of the Coach of the Indian Women's National Hockey team. A team that exists more on paper and less in reality.

The team is a rag-tag bunch of girls with their own agenda. A bunch of girls who have forgotten what it is like to play for the love of the game. Of playing because you want glory for your country. Not because you want a pensioned job or a government flat. They have all forgotten the sharp thrill of just holding the hockey stick, keeping their eyes on the ball and playing for all they are worth. They have played every game but hockey to make sure they get selected every year in the Indian National team. But what does it really mean to play for the Indian National team? To play for India?

Mujhe sirf ek mulk ka naam sunaai deta hai - India

The girls have never known the thrilling energy of being Team India. Of giving their all to see their country's name on a trophy. But Kabir Khan, once a captain, now forgotten, does. He knows what it takes to get there. And what it means to return empty handed. This time, he wants to make sure that it's different. He knows there are no second chances. Despite his past, he believes that if only the girls played as one, anything would be possible.

Because Kabir Khan believes that it is not that we can't win. It's just that we have never believed we can.

Chak De India is the story of a coach's fight of making his team, Team India by overcoming their diverse backgrounds, by learning to use everything that life hurls on them as a secret weapon. It's a story about honesty, sincerity and integrity. A story to remind the nation of its National sport.

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Leadership lessons from "Chak De! India"

The Leader should be fair and impartial while dealing with the team-members

(The way coach Kabir Khan selects the Captain of the team)

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Individual goals and agendas are always counter-productive (as proved by the way two forward players try to become the highest goal-scorer at the cost of the team’s fortune)

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Those who do not play for the common goal should be ruthlessly dealt with and kept OUT of the team (The way coach Kabir Khan orders players OUT of the team is memorable)

The leader should not hesitate to take hard-decisions on selecting and retaining the members of the team

• Nothing unites and inspires a team like a common goal (The bashing episode at Mc Donald’s in the film)

• Knowing the strengths, weaknesses and strategies of competitors (of the organization / team) is essential to fully exploit the strengths of the organization/team, to overcome its weaknesses and formulate appropriate strategies to exploit the weaknesses of the competitors and to win.

Nothing is better for you than your biggest failure.

If you have the talent, passion and commitment, you can make underdogs win.

Unless pushed to limits, your team will not perform at its best

People always want easy things, and it is difficult to overcome cynicism

• Be strict and straight with your team. You don’t have to always be nice with them

In short, be ruthlessly compassionate!

Strategy is important - know the team members individual strengths and weaknesses

There is no alternate to hard work, not even smart work!

• If you are after a cause big enough, you will always have people to support you

Follow your heart!

Success is difficult You must overcome each and every hurdle in front of you for a prolong period of times

• You must have the each and every team member working unselfishly towards a common goal

Failure is easy

All you need is one selfish person (one rat shit) to ruin the whole project for everyone

• All you need is to fail one hurdle at any one time

• Understanding and respecting each other’s role and contribution is the important first step to cooperation

The Team MUST have:

• HIGH level commitment ; WIDE participation

DEEP interaction and LONG term view of benefits

Work together and Win together

Because "Sometimes Winning is Everything!"

CAST
Shahrukh Khan

THE TEAM
Sagarika Ghatge (as Preeti Sabarwal)
Chitrashi Rawat (as Komal Chautala)
Shilpa Shukla (as Bindia Naik)
Vidya Malavade (as Vidya Sharma)
Tanya Abrol (as Balbir Kaur)
Anaitha Nair (as Aliya Bose)
Shubhi Mehta (as Gunjan Lakhani)
Seema Azmi (as Rani Dispotta)
Nisha Nair (as Soimoi Kerketa)
Sandia Furtado (as Nethra Reddy)
Arya Menon (as Gul Iqbal)
Masochon V. Zimik (as Molly Zimik)
Kimi Laldawla (as Mary Ralte)
Kimberly Miranda (as Rachna Prasad)
Nichola Sequeira (as Nichola Sequeira)
Raynia Mascarenhas (as Raynia Fernand